WildFlowers Australia - Floristry Competition
National Student Floristry Competition on again in 2013
Through their teachers, WildFlowers Australia Ltd (WFA) is again inviting Certificate III level students from TAFE and private floristry colleges which are Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) across Australia to participate in the competition.
There are great prizes to be won and the competition offers a special learning experience as students explore the possibilities offered by our beautiful Australian flora and their South African relatives.
The competition theme is ‘Wildflowers for a Centenary Event’ - Our nation’s capital celebrates its 100th year, because in 2013, we celebrate 100 years since Lady Denman, wife of then Governor-General Lord Denman, stood upon the newly laid Foundation Stones and announced that the name of the new Australian capital would be Canberra.
The Centenary of Canberra celebrates the history and heritage of our national capital, and for its 100th birthday year, the city is celebrating the story of our country's spirit, achievements and aspirations. The year long program inlcudes many new and exciting events, but also showcases the very best of what happens in Canberra each year.
This program will inspire the floristry students entering the competition, as they design and construct an arrangement of flowers and foliages to suit an entry table at one of the events to be held in Canberra during 2013. They can choose their inspirational topic or theme from the official website www.Canberra100.com.au
As in previous years, there are two categories in the competition, and students must choose which category they will enter and submit one entry for that category.
For Category 1, a minimum of 75% of the total plant material used in the design must include wildflower and foliage products (species tracing their origins to either Australia or South Africa), and up to 25% may be traditional/exotic or tropical flowers.
Category 2 is ‘Purely Australian’ and the design must feature only Australian native flower and foliage products (species endemic to Australia).
Full details of the competition are on their way to all RTOs teaching floristry around Australia.
In addition, all necessary information and documents such as the competition outline, entry form, prize list and marking schedule are available as pdf files below.
WFA would like to acknowledge the following companies whose generous sponsorship has made the 2013 competition possible: you will find more of their details at 2013-sponsors
H.E. Koch & Co. Pty Ltd
The Flower Association of Qld Inc
East Coast Wildflowers
WAFEX and Waratah Ridge
Apack Pty Ltd
Civil & Structural Engineering Design Services Pty. Ltd.
The Cedar Hill Corporate Group, via Premium Greens Australia and Australian Flora Corporation
Smithers-Oasis Australia Pty Ltd.
Further enquiries can be directed to email@example.com
entry form 2013.pdf
invitation to students to participate in floristry competition 2013.pdf
invitation to teachers to participate in floristry competition 2013.pdf
Marking schedule 2013.pdf
Prize list national student floristry competition 2013.pdf
Weeds information for the 2013 floristry competition.pdf
WildFlowers Australia National Student Floristry Competition
Results for the 2012 National Floristry Competition have now been released. The theme was ‘Wildflowers for a Farmer’s Wedding’, celebrating that 2012 is the Australian ‘Year of the Farmer’. Go to 2012-winners.
ALL the entries submitted for this year's competition can be found at 2012-entries
The featured arrangement is by the winner of category 2 'Purely Australian', submitted by Sue Harris.
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